Monday, May 31, 2010

Students Receive Year-End Awards

Grade 12 student Mitchell Donohue and Grade 11 student Nicole Duguay receive their awards for Outstanding Academic and Extra-Curricular. Behind them is the new flag that was unveiled during the Awards Ceremony Monday morning, May 31. For more photos from the ceremony, click here. Photos by Leigh Flett

Thursday, May 27, 2010

High spirits

Blackville High School students enrolled in Outdoor Pursuits 110 journeyed to Miramichi Valley High School to take part in the High Elements Course on Wednesday, May 26. The purpose of the activity is to challenge students to move outside their comfort zone while also building support and trust with their peers. Even students who are scared of heights are assigned a job that leaves them on the ground. However, all the students in attendance from Blackville High participated in the climb. The High Elements Course is part of District 16's Adventure Education Initiative

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Speaker shares her experiences as a refugee

Rebecca Campbell, a refugee of the civil conflict in Sierra Leone (over control of the diamond mines), spoke to the high school students at Blackville School on Wednesday afternoon, May 19. Campbell was invited to speak to the World Issues 120 class and it was decided her story should be shared with the entire high school community. Campbell is now a Canadian citizen who lives in Miramichi. She is a business owner and wrote a book called Strong and Free. Campbell spoke to the students about her experiences in Sierra Leone, her escape through a war zone with her three young children, her journey to Canada and the importance of education. 

Full House at High School Performances

It was a full house in the Blackville School cafeteria Wednesday evening, May 19. The High School Drama Club and Theatre Arts 120 class presented their two short comedies, How to Succeed in High School Without Really Trying and Check Please. The audience enjoyed many laughs and also some sweets, tea and coffee, served during the intermission.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mum's the word

Chicken mummies? Grade five students at Blackville School are working on their final project for their study on Ancient Egypt. The students are mummifying chickens. Each group will eventually wrap their mummified chicken in linen (gauze) at the end of the six weeks and make a sarcophagus for their chicken - just like how it was done in Ancient Egypt.